Aquaculture for Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Nutrition

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University of Stavanger

The University of Stavanger, Norway, has about 8000 students and 1000 administration, faculty and service staff. The university has a particular focus on primary industries and research management. Important research areas are organised in multidisciplinary research programmes, and the Department of Industrial Economics is part of the programme for Food Markets. Core research activities focus on seafood markets, aquaculture production and aquaculture in the environment. Researchers have been involved in a number of international projects with funding from institutions like the EU, FAO, OECD and WTO. Recently, researchers (including Frank Asche) have been a part of the team that developed the FAO fish price index.

Key personnel

Dr Frank Asche, Professor of Economics, received his Ph.D. from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia and the University of Rhode Island, and a member of the science advisory board for the Worldfish Centre. He is President of the International Association of Aquaculture Economics and Management and Associate Editor for Marine Resource Economics. His research interests focus on aquaculture and seafood markets, but he has also been doing work in fisheries management and energy economics. Recent research topics include international trade with seafood and the organization of the seafood supply chain as well as the impact of productivity development on aquaculture and seafood markets. He has published numerous articles in international journals, and was in 2010 a co-author on two papers in Science. He edited the book Primary Industries facing Global Markets in 2007, and has co-authored the book The Economics of Aquaculture with Trond Bjørndal (Blackwell, 2011). He has also written a number of popular scientific articles, undertaken a number of research projects in Norway as well as for international organizations like the FAO, OECD and the World Bank, and served on the expert panel on a new law of the management of marine resources in Norway.

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